Friday, June 19: They call it the “OJ All Day Festival,” but don’t worry — it’s not a celebration of a wife-beating murderer (alleged!). Rather, the “Olive Juice” fest is an all-day music bash with nearly 40 “independent” musicians (and they’re not “indie” because they suck; they’re indie because The Man hasn’t gotten off his iPod and discovered them yet).
7 pm–1 am. OJ All Day Fest. Brooklyn Lyceum [227 Fourth Ave. at President Street in Park Slope, (718) 857-4816]. Tickets, $12 (in advance), $15 (at door). For info, visit 2009.ojallday.com.
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Saturday, June 20: It’s not officially summer until the Mermaid Parade marches down Surf Avenue and King Neptune — this year, it’s none other than Harvey Keitel! — officially opens the beach at Coney Island. As always, the floats will be dressed to the nines — but the people on them won’t be. Usually one must go to a porn theater (or one of our editor’s backyard barbecues) to see this much nudity!
2 pm. Mermaid Parade (starts on West 21 Street and Surf Avenue in Coney Island). Free. For info, visit www.coneyisland.com.
Sunday, June 21: Catch “Saturday Night Fever” on Sunday night, thanks to our friends at Habana Outpost and their weekly outdoor movie series. And you know what Dr. Brooklyn Paper’s prescription for a case of “Saturday Night Fever” is, don’t you? An icy Mojito. Funny, we know a great place to get that filled, so hustle on over.
8 pm. “Saturday Night Fever” at Habana Outpost [757 Fulton St. at S. Portland Avenue in Fort Greene, (718) 858-9500]. Free.
Friday, June 26: A blast from the past hits DUMBO as circus acts and vaudeville entertainers take over the Galapagos Art Space in a throwback to Coney Island’s famed Luna Park. Entertainment includes the Red Hook Ramblers jazz group, circus acts and even a burlesque show (you know what we’re talking about!) by “Little Brooklyn” (pictured). Don’t miss this chance to revisit Brooklyn’s glory days.
9 pm. “The Vaudevillionairs of Luna Park” at the Galapagos Art Space [16 Main St. at Water Street in DUMBO, (718) 222-8500]. For info, visit www.galapagosartspace.com.
Saturday, June 27: Long before there was an Interweb, there were pale, socially inept, under-employed people churning out their own indie magazines. Even though we’re in the age of the pale, socially inept under-employed blogger, some “zines” — like “Giant Robot” and Ayun Halliday’s “East Village Inky” (pictured) — are still going strong. Today, you can meet their creators — and drink beer with them!
Noon–7 pm. NYC Zine Fest at the Brooklyn Lyceum [227 Fourth Ave. at President Street in Park Slope, (718) 857-4816]. Free. Visit www.nyczinefest.org.